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What are regions called?
How many senators are there?
How many in the house of representatives?
What is a bill?
New laws and changes to laws
What is the purpose of parliament?
Laws are made and changed, represents the people, where government is formed and held accountable
Who meets in parliament?
Governor general, senate, house of representatives
Who does the senate represent?
States and territories of Australia
What is the senates role?
Suggest new laws and changes to laws
What power do the senates have?
Challenge the government
Who sits in the horseshoe?
President, opposition, government senators
Who are often senators?
Minor and independant
What bench do often senators sit at?
What is the house of representatives called?
The people house
What is formed in the peoples house?
What is a minority government?
Government doesn't win 76 seats and has to convince independents and minor parties to join them
What is placed on parliament?
Whose power does it represent?
What is question time?
Opposition and minor parties question the government
What is democracy?
A system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives
What is a backbencher?
Any of the members of a legislature especially of the house of commons of Great Britain, but not including the leaders of the parties
What is a monarchy?
A form of government in which supreme authority is vested in a single and usually hereditary figure, such as a king, and whose powers can vary from those of an absolute despot to those of a figurehead
What is a coalition?
A combination or alliance, especially a temporary one between persons, factions, states etc
What is a republic?
A state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president rather than a monarch
What is a bill?
A draft of a proposed law presented to parliament for discussion
What is a constitution?
The basic written set of principles and precedents of federal government
What are 5 areas that the local government are responsible for?
Community facilities (toilets)
Trees and footpaths
What are 5 areas that the state government are responsible for?
Power, gas, water and sewerage
What are 5 areas that the federal government are responsible for?